Friday, January 25, 2013

Showcase Teacher: Wendy Jones!

Wendy Jones is a Fifth Grade Teacher at Herrington Elementary. Ms. Jones uses technology in a variety of ways with her students. She is open to new technology and resources that will effectively and in an engaging way deliver the content to her students.

Here are a few of the ways that she uses technology:

  • Science
    • weekly STEMScopes activities including interactive review vocabulary games
    • interactive review games
    • webquests
    • virtual labs
    • online assessments
    • science fair project research
    • charts/graphs creation
    • research presentation
    • digital camera
  • Social Studies
    • Research Project and Presentation
    • Powerpoint
    • Colonies, Explorers, States
  • Math
    • student created charts/graphs
    • math games
    • first in math
    • webquests
  • Reading/Language Arts
    • African American Research Project
    • Interactive reading online resources
What is a favorite lesson that you do that incorporates technology?
Science Fair Projects

What is one piece of technology that you wish was in your classroom?
Promethean Board

Friday, January 11, 2013

First Annual Herrington Teacher Conference

On January 4th, 2013, teachers participated in a Staff Development Day that was structured like a professional conference. When teachers arrived they perused the conference sessions and then chose to attend sessions that most interested them throughout the day. There were three sessions offered that were specifically focused on Technology Tools such as Google Sites, Photo Story, and interactive Web 2.0 sites. The sessions were designed to give the teacher's more ideas and ways to help motivate our students throughout the day. We had a lot of fun learning together. Ask your child what technology they used at school! It just might be one of the resources that they learned about at our Herrington Teacher Conference.